R&B artist Ciara has covered rock band The Rolling Stones’ popular track “Paint It Black” for upcoming Vin Diesel-starrer “The Last Witch Hunter”.
The 29-year-old “I Bet” singer was surprised when asked to cover the iconic rock song, reported Aceshowbiz.
“I feel honoured to have been asked to cover such an iconic song by one of music’s greatest bands. ‘Paint It Black’ matches the film’s mystical and suspenseful plot perfectly.
“The film and song have the magical recipe that combines romanticism with a touch of black! I cannot wait to see and hear the film and the song on the big screen with the rest of the world,” Ciara said in a statement.
She initially felt it was an odd choice to have an R&B artist covering the 1966 rock track.
“To be honest with you, it was actually a surprise for me when I got the call from Universal Publishing and Lionsgate. When they asked me to do this, I was like, ‘Absolutely. This would be an honour.’
“I had never thought to cover this song. It was never on my radar to cover it, but when the opportunity came along, I was very thrilled, because I love what the producer Adrianne Gonzales did.”